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SARSNews24 reports that SA Revenue Service (SARS) IT head Mmamathe Makhekhe-Mokhuane, of ‘Protect me from yourself’ fame, has approached the CCMA, claiming she is being bullied to resign from the tax body.  

In her dispute submission form, Makhekhe-Mokhuane states that:  "I am currently being bullied to accept a separation without any charges being put against me.  The employer has placed me on discretionary leave since the 14th of January when I was due to come back to work.  The employer sent me back home saying I must reflect on a mutual separation.  Since then I have not been informed what is the basis of a mutual separation.  If I don't accept the separation, I would face a disciplinary action.  Therefore, the employer has already concluded that I cannot be permitted to return to work as per his numerous letters in this regard."  Makhekhe-Mokhuane has been on "discretionary leave" since October last year.  Apparently SARS has offered her a four-month settlement to step down, which she has refused.  In October, a video of Makhekhe-Mokhuane, speaking to Sakina Kamwendo on Morning Live, went viral.  At one point, Kamwendo asked what needed to be done to fix the tax body's IT infrastructure and Makhekhe-Mokhuane responded:  "Ma'am, can you give me protection from yourself?"

  • Read the full original of Jeanette Chabalala’s report on this story at News24

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